Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Improving the climate variability adaptive capacity of rain-fed farmers in Pabuaran Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency using environmentally friendly innovation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2349113,
        author={Aris  Pramudia and Abriani  Fensionita and Mahmud  Mahmud and Muzirwan  Muzirwan and Novi  Muhani and Retno  Pujihastuti and Maria  Ulfa and Arfiah  Arfiah},
        title={Improving the climate variability adaptive capacity of rain-fed farmers in Pabuaran Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency using environmentally friendly innovation},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nature-Based Solution in Climate Change, RESILIENCE 2023, 24 November 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RESILIENCE},
        year={2024},
        month={7},
        keywords={farmer's climate variability adaptation rainfed paddy fields clean innovation production cost reduction profits increasing},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2349113}
    }
    
  • Aris Pramudia
    Abriani Fensionita
    Mahmud Mahmud
    Muzirwan Muzirwan
    Novi Muhani
    Retno Pujihastuti
    Maria Ulfa
    Arfiah Arfiah
    Year: 2024
    Improving the climate variability adaptive capacity of rain-fed farmers in Pabuaran Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency using environmentally friendly innovation
    RESILIENCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2349113
Aris Pramudia1,*, Abriani Fensionita2, Mahmud Mahmud1, Muzirwan Muzirwan1, Novi Muhani2, Retno Pujihastuti2, Maria Ulfa2, Arfiah Arfiah2
  • 1: Research Center for Climate and Atmosphere, National Research and Innovation Agency
  • 2: Directorate of Food Crops Protection, Director General of Food Crops, Indonesia Ministry of Agriculture
*Contact email: aris029@brin.go.id

Abstract

Pabuaran Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency has 3.594 Ha of rainfed paddy fields, with a 5.78 Tons/Ha productivity. The rainy season starts in October, and the dry season is in June. The El Nino event impacts delaying the rainy season to November and accelerating the dry season to May. Using pumps to uptake and supply river water can only increase crop productivity to 6.3 Tons/Ha and maintain a cropping index of up to 200% due to the increasing production costs of using fossil fuels. Through assistance provided by researchers, and pest observers, farmers then built waterwheels to uptake river water and distribute it to the paddy field. Thus, farmers can increase the cropping index by up to 300%, increase productivity by up to 6.8 tons/ha, apply environmentally friendly innovation, reduce production costs by up to 3.28 million Rupiahs.ha-1.season-1, or increase profits by up to 106.8%.yr-1 compared to using the pump.